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Fiorile (1993)

 -  Drama  -  2 February 1994 (USA)
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While travelling to visit their grandfather, two children are told the story of a family curse that has lasted two hundred years. During Napoleon's Italian invasion, Elisabetta Benedetti ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Claudio Bigagli ...
Corrado / Alessandro
Galatea Ranzi ...
Elisabette / Elisa
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Jean / Massimo
Lino Capolicchio ...
Luigi
Constanze Engelbrecht ...
Juliette
Athina Cenci ...
Gina
Giovanni Guidelli ...
Elio
Norma Martelli ...
Livia
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Duilio
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Chiara
Renato Carpentieri ...
Massimo as an old Man
Carlo Luca De Ruggieri ...
Renzo
Laurent Schilling
Fritz Müller-Scherz ...
University Professor
Laura Scarimbolo ...
Alfredina
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While travelling to visit their grandfather, two children are told the story of a family curse that has lasted two hundred years. During Napoleon's Italian invasion, Elisabetta Benedetti fell in love with French soldier Jean - but while Jean was distracted, Elisabetta's brother Corrado stole some gold that Jean was guarding, and set the curse in train. The Benedettis become wealthy, corrupt and hated by their former friends, who rename them the Maledettis - the cursed. The childrens' grandfather Massimo is the last man to be directly affected by the curse - but will he pass it onto them? Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Rated PG-13 for violence and nudity | See all certifications »
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$429,184 (USA)
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Romantic story, beautiful but a bit outdated
14 September 2003 | by (Herzlya, Israel) – See all my reviews

The Taviani brothers have a definite place in the history of Italian cinema. They were highly regarded in the 70s and 80s, but lately their creative power and success seems to have diminished. 'Fiorile' is one of the later films, and the rust begins to be visible. It is a romantic story, spread over almost two hundred years and several generations, a story of love, lust, money and damnation. It is well filmed, and well told, but it is too conventional, and the message - if there is any - gets lost in the multitude of the characters, none really catching the eye or due to resist in the long term memory. We are left with a film in the good European tradition, good acting, nice filming, but still not a great achievement. Worth seeing in any case. 8/10 on my personal scale.


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